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GOP ACA Replacement Plan: What We Know So Far

On March 6, 2017, Republican leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives issued two bills to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) through the budget reconciliation process.  Debate on the legislation is scheduled to begin March 8th. To read entire article click here.

IRS Change May Affect the Individual Mandate

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has signaled a change in how it monitors the ACA’s individual mandate. The IRS indicated that it will not automatically reject tax returns that do not certify whether the individual had health insurance for the year. To read entire article click here.

Company Culture: More Important Than You Think

Company culture is the unifying element that holds everyone in an organization together.  Culture encompasses the written and unwritten behavioral norms and expectations of those within the company. To read entire article click here.

Medicare Part D Disclosures Due by March 1, 2017 for Calendar Year Plans

 Group health plan sponsors are required to complete an online disclosure form with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) , indicating whether the plans prescription drug coverage is creditable or non-creditable. For calendar year plans, the 60 day deadline is March 1st. To read entire article click here.

Stay Protected From Phone Tax Scams: 5 Red Flags to Avoid

Tax season is fast-approaching, which means big opportunity for scammers.  Are you doing everything you can to educate your employees about these risks?  Utilizing these key resources will ensure you are not being taken advantage of. To read entire article click here.

Trump Signs Executive Order on the ACA as His First Act as President

On Jan. 20, 2017, President Donald Trump signed an executive order addressing the Affordable Care Act.  The order states that it is intended to ‘to minimize the unwarranted economic and regulatory burdens’ of the ACA until the law can be repealed and eventually replaced. To read entire article click here.

New Law Allows Stand-alone HRA’s for Small Employers

A new law signed last month allows employers that do not maintain group health plans to establish stand-alone health reimbursement arrangements (HRA’s), effective for plan years beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2017. This new type of HRA is called a ‘qualified small employer HRA’ (or QSEHRA). To read entire article click here.